DOCOMO Digital powers StarHub’s Carrier Biling for HUAWEI AppGallery in Singapore
Singapore, November 28, 2018: Global Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) leader DOCOMO Digital has teamed up with StarHub to enable carrier billing as a payment option for HUAWEI AppGallery users – a first in Singapore. The project, that went live this month, is the fourth in a series of app stores payment integration for StarHub, all powered by DOCOMO Digital.
Building on its Japanese heritage, DOCOMO Digital brings together technology, talent and relationships to enable connected commerce for banked and unbanked citizens around the world. The company enables next-generation mobile ecommerce ecosystems for carriers, merchants and consumers by enhancing customer experience and conversion across connected devices. The technology leverages marketing, payment and financial services in combination with carrier data and billing capabilities.
“We are pleased to offer direct carrier billing on the most number of app stores, enabling our mobile customers to pay for a wide range of app, game, software, music and video downloads through their postpaid account. Digital content consumption has become a mainstay in customers’ lives, and we will continue to collaborate with partners such as DOCOMO Digital to deliver services that our customers enjoy,” said Mr Donovan Kik, Vice President, Segment & Marketing, StarHub.
Mr Hiroyuki Sato, CEO of DOCOMO Digital, commented: “DOCOMO Digital continues to expand its global operator partnerships providing customised payment platforms. We are delighted to work with StarHub to provide our bespoke plaform to help grow their mobile payment business and App stores integration is yet another example of the trust operators have in our solutions.”
“We are very excited to serve our AppGallery users in Singapore and the partnership with DOCOMO Digital and StarHub enables our users to enjoy our services conveniently and seamlessly,” said Mr Jervis Su, Vice President, Cloud Service, Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Thanks to the collaboration with Docomo Digital, StarHub’s mobile postpaid users can easily and securely pay for digital content from a broader range of app stores – HUAWEI AppGallery, Apple’s App Store and iTunes Store, Google Play Store as well as Microsoft and Xbox Store – directly through their monthly mobile bill. As compared to other payment modes, carrier billing gives customers greater control over spending with monthly transaction limits.
DOCOMO Digital’s payment platform integrates management tools, business intelligence, marketing, reporting and CRM capabilities into the operator’s systems. Thanks to DOCOMO Digital’s unrivalled set of software modules, operators are able to build their efficient payment strategies and to grow their businesses. DOCOMO Digital also provides operators with a range of customer care tools, to ensure that end users get the best in class transparency and privacy protection whilst building engagement with their mobile provider.